That F1 is in the middle of their summer break does not mean that there is a hiatus in the battle that they maintain Max Verstappen (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) for the title of the specialty. This was demonstrated by the Dutchman, who made bombastic statements that point directly to English.
"I am absolutely sure that I am faster than Lewis (Hamilton). It works very well for me to think that way. If I don't think so, it's better to stay home ”, Verstappen assured in statements to The Telegraph.
That mentality allowed the 23-year-old driver to reach the front of the championship, a position he reached after winning the Monaco Grand Prix and that he kept until Grand Prix of Great Britain.
The bad result he achieved in the Hungarian Grand Prix, ninth after being a victim of the carom that the Finn started Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) at the start, dropped him to second place, just behind Hamilton.
“That the cars (from Mercedes and Red Bull) were definitely the same at the beginning of this year. Now Mercedes is a bit ahead again and we have to make sure we match it again ”, held Max. And I add: "If so, I will be able to make a difference."
With those last words, Verstappen made it clear that has very high morale and that, as he said in the preview of the British GP, he will not be intimidated by the Mental games that are already a hallmark of his rival.
“I'm not intimidated… I don't pay attention to mind games. These things don't bother me. I just focus on the track in the best possible way. Anything beyond that is not relevant to me. ", He told the Daily Mail.